This lecture is part of the Hal Smith Lecture Series.


Dana Moss is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Notre Dame, a proud alumna of the sociology Ph.D. program at UCI, and a past recipient of the Kugelman Citizen Peacebuilding Research Fellowship. Her research investigates how authoritarian forces repress their critics and how collective actors resist this repression in a globalized world. Her first book, The Arab Spring Abroad: Diaspora Activism against Authoritarian Regimes, was recently published by Cambridge University Press. It explores how Libyans, Syrians, and Yemenis living in the U.S. and Britain mobilized to support the revolutions in 2011 and beyond. Her work has also been published in venues such as the American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Social Problems, and Mobilization: An International Journal. From 2016 to 2020, Dana was an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Pittsburgh, where she was awarded the 2020 Tina and David Bellet Excellence in Teaching Award.


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